I Spy

Posted on by David Gelber

In the spring of 1961, shortly after a young David Cornwell had completed his induction into MI6, he learned some sensational news. George Blake, veteran of the British secret service, had confessed to being a double agent. In the course of a decade of treachery, Blake had betrayed dozens, perhaps hundreds, of intelligence officers.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Posted on by David Gelber

One of the many surprises in Paddy Ashdown’s fascinating and fast-moving account of the wartime Resistance in the Bordeaux area is its highly improbable hero. A tiny, unprepossessing figure, frail-looking and only five foot four, Roger Landes was born and brought up in Paris. His parents, who were Jewish, moved to Stamford Hill in 1934. […]

Down & Out in Nagaland

Posted on by David Gelber

On 2 August 1943 a twin-engined Curtiss C-46 Commando aircraft of the United States Army Air Force Air Transport Command took off from Chabua in northeast India for a flight across the ‘Hump’ to Kunming in China. The twenty-one American personnel on board, en route to postings with Chiang Kai-shek in China, can hardly have […]

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